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Does the Quran contain anti-Semitic verses?

A common misconception about Islam is that it espouses hostility with Jews and Christians. The verse quoted in this regard is: “O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other.” [Al-Qur’an 5:51] In this regard, it is important to

Why does the Quran refer to Jews and Christians as kufar, or infidels? What kind of respect and tolerance is that?

The translation of the word kafir as infidel is a grave error. The word infidel means someone who does not believe in God. The Qur’an does not allege that Jews and Christians do not believe in God. On the contrary the Qur’an refers to Jews and Christians respectfully as “People of the Book” and says:

Why do Muslims abstain from pork?

The prohibition of pork in Islam is derived from the following verse of the Glorious Qur’an: “Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah.” [Al-Qur'an 5:3] Let us examine various aspects of this prohibition: 1. Prohibition in

Why does Islam prohibit the consumption of alcohol?

Why does Islam prohibit the consumption of alcohol?

Alcohol has been the scourge of human society since time immemorial. It continues to cost countless human lives, and causes terrible misery to millions throughout the world. Alcohol is the root cause of several problems facing society. The statistics of soaring crime rates, increasing instances of mental illnesses and millions of broken homes throughout the

Why are Muslims divided into so many rival sects?

1. Disunity Among Muslims It is a fact that Muslims today, are divided amongst themselves. The tragedy is that such divisions are not rooted in the Islamic sources, but are later accretions to the understanding of Islam. The Glorious Qur’an says: “And hold fast, All together, by the rope Which Allah (stretches out for you),

Why do women in Muslim countries not have the same rights as women in the West, such as rights for education and employment?

Gender issues the world over, including the Muslim world need urgent attention. However, the issues faced by women in the Muslim world are of a vastly different nature as compared to issues faced by women in the West. Firstly it is important to differentiate between the status of women in Islam and the present status

He will judge with Justice

“(O Prophet), then warn them of the Day that has drawn near, the Day when hearts full of suppressed grief will leap up to the throats and the wrong-doers will neither have any sincere friend nor intercessor whose words will be heeded. He knows even the most stealthy glance of the eyes and all the

He is Allah

“He is Allah besides Whom there is no other god, knowing the unseen and the visible. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful!  He is Allah, besides Whom there is no other god, the Sovereign, the Holy, (the Source of) Peace, the Secure, the Preserver, the Powerful, the Irresistible, the Grandiose.  Glory be to

Prophets of God

“Verily, those who disbelieve in God and His Messengers and wish to make distinction between God and His Messengers (by believing in God and disbelieving in His Messengers) saying, ‘We believe in some but reject others,’ and wish to adopt a way in between.  They are in truth disbelievers.  And We have prepared for the

Fasting in Ramadan

“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you,that ye may (learn) self-restraint…Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present